‘What’s Your Fantasy’ rapper Ludacris has revealed that he will return to music in 2024. However, he says that he isn’t sure in what form.
Notably, Ludacris’ most recent album, Ludaversal, arrived back in 2015, with the last songs he appeared on as a featured and guest rapper both coming in 2021 on Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Peaches’ and Conway the Machine’s ‘Scatter Brain’, respectively.
In a new interview with BET released on November 20th, the rap polymath discussed finally properly ending his eight-year hiatus with a new body of work.
“Yeah, some music projects will be coming out next year. I don’t wanna fake, I don’t wanna stutter-step,” he explained. “I don’t wanna be like [André] 3000 and say, ‘I got an album coming out.’ I don’t know. It’s definitely some music coming next year, but I don’t know if it’s like an EP or an LP. We’re going to figure it out.”
He continued: “These movie projects like Fast & Furious and doing a lot of things like the Karma’s World project that’s on Netflix – you know, doing other art forms where I’m creative, where I’m putting my heart into that – I want to make sure that I leave a legacy on this earth. So it was just taking a step back and getting hungry again, living some life.”
Ludacris said: “‘Cause when you put out music, in order for it to be organic and real, you gotta talk about what goes on in your life. So if I had like nine consistent albums, sometimes you gotta take a step back and live some life so that you have a lot more to talk about and that’s what I was doing.”
Across this year, Ludacris has teased his return with a number of freestyles, showing his talent hasn’t gone anywhere. “I go by Luda, still smoking buddha / Never gave a fuck what no hating n-gga said on no computer,” he rapped on 4/20. “I don’t need no mentions, came from the trenches / So when I hit it from the back might pull out the weave or her extensions!”
In other Ludacris news, in February, the rapper reflected on his “uncomfortable” encounter with iconic chat show host Oprah Winfrey. He told GQ: “It was like being at someone’s house who doesn’t really want you there. It was already uncomfortable.”